Danielle Milliken and Michael W. Jordan, both of Billings, are planning a June wedding. Their parents are Lucy Milliken of Pryor, the late Louis Milliken and Linda and George Jordan of Tampa, Fla.
A 126-page document that contains or references most of what is known about the endangered pallid sturgeon in the Missouri and Mississippi rivers has been completed and released to the public.
George Jordan, of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, leads the pallid sturgeon recovery team.
It takes heavy-duty structures to withstand the punishment of the Yellowstone River. Spring high-water flows can float whole cottonwood trees and shove boulders. In winter, ice blocks as big as cars are pushed up onto the riverbank.
George and Linda Jordan participated in Project Talent, a national study, while students at West High School back in the early 1960s. The study was designed to understand what they might do with their lives, and they were recently contacted by the study for a follow-up.
In the past 20 years, scientists have gained a wealth of knowledge about the pallid sturgeon’s life cycle and feeding habits and the best ways to raise young pallids in hatcheries.